Wedding vows are one of the most personal parts of a wedding ceremony. Usually, they are written on paper and probably folded up and lost after all the excitement is over. But here is a perfect way to have your wedding vows and a lasting keepsake, too!
Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2013 highlighted a wonderful calligraphy artist, Anne Elser, who will capture your wedding vows on a handkerchief in permanent paint. You write your wedding vows, and send them to Anne, providing your own handkerchief, or choose from one from her vintage collection. What a lovely memory to be passed down to family members….
Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings
Throwing rice at weddings is a tradition that goes back centuries when grains were thrown on a couple, representing fertility and a prosperous union. Birdseed is a great alternative, being more eco-friendly, but I like this idea even better……
This idea comes from Martha Stewart: Instead of throwing rice, toss lavender instead! It smells wonderful, looks pretty, and is earth friendly! Wrapped in pages of beloved books, the sentiment is sweet and personal, too!
You might find old books at yard sales and library book sales, or even better, use some of your old books that you are willing to part with – for a great reason, of course! Here are a few places online to find bulk lavender online:
Starwest Botanicals Organic Lavender Flowers (Extra Grade), 1-pound Bag
Natural Dried Lavender Flowers – per pound
Organic French Lavender Dried Lavander Buds – 1/2 Pound – Dry Flowers
The sand dollar is one of Coronado’s more recognizable icons. Isn’t this lovely?
Laromantica Etsy Shop
Print material for weddings ranges from Save-The-Dates and Invitations to stationary and thank you cards and everything in between, depending on how fun, funky and creative the planning process proceeds. Here are some ideas for your printing needs.
Confused about all the terms? Here’s a Wedding Stationary Glossary
Save the Date cards: Tie the knot with twine
I love the chalkboard look of the DIY invitations
Here are some great examples of beach themed stationary
A wedding program is a fun and useful item for your guests: Creative and Fun Wedding Ceremony Programs
Photo Credit: HUFFPOST Weddings
Be prepared! Weddings can be stressful, but you can learn from others mistakes and experiences. Here is some food for thought….
It happens and you need to be prepared! Comebacks to rude wedding questions
3 Mistakes Couples Make When Trying to Save Money on Their Wedding! (DON’T Be This Cheap Bride and Groom!)
14 Planning Nightmares: Brides didn’t see these coming!
Bridezilla vs. Her Mummy: Whose Wedding Is It, Anyway?
Careful. Wedding vendors typically know each other.
For information about beach weddings on Coronado, refer to the City of Coronado’s Beach Use Policy
The beauty of wedding flowers is that a bride can pick any color and texture combination to make a unique bouquet, reflecting their personality in the details of their wedding day.
I have orchids blooming in my garden just like this. So lovely…..
Photo Credit: Bridal Bouquet
This bouquet seems fitting for an Easter wedding…..
Peacock feathers bring all the colors together in these boutonnieres….
Photo Courtesy: Budget Wedding Bouquets on ETSY
A lovely combination of peacock feathers and orchids with subtle greenery to soften things up…..
Photo Credit: Wedding Wire
Have a lovely weekend….
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